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Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 6, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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IHS forecasts total revenues from mobile media and advertising will pass $90 billion in 2018, up from $53 billion in 2014. Read Original Content

According to a recent market research report, the global BYOD market is set to grow from $71.93 billion in 2013 to $266.17 billion in 2019. Read Original Content

New findings from Juniper Research finds that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

According to ABI, the enterprise mobility market is growing twice as fast as the consumer market, and ABI predicts this market will reach $340 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

According to the "Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017" by research2guidance, the market for mHealth services has now entered the commercialization phase and will reach $ 26 billion globally by 2017. Read Original Content
Intel Corp. has said tablets and two-in-one hybrid laptop models will be the key drivers in the Asia-Pacific market for mobility products, with growth in Philippine tablet sales seen at 40 percent in 2014. Read Original Content

According to a report by NSR, by 2023, the market for satellite-enabled mobility solutions will be over 3.8 million In-service Units generating over $10.4 billion in retail revenues. Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics is expecting a drop in its operating profit for the third consecutive quarter, citing an overall slowdown in smartphone market growth and increased competition in China and some European markets. Read Original Content

There are early signs that Apple’s market share of the U.S. smartphone market may increase as we move through the “Late Majority” phase and into “Laggards”, suggests Asymco’s Horace Dediu. Read Original Content

ComScore reports the number of users of Apple's handsets increased by .06 percent from the previous quarter, moving from 41.3 percent of the smartphone market share at the end of the February 14 quarter and up to 41.9 by May 14. Read Original Content

Strong carrier promotions and fewer iPhone subsidies have resulted in Android smartphones overtaking iPhones in Australia as the main devices purchased on contract in Australia, according to a new study by market analysis and consulting company, Telyste. Read Original Content

Thanks to plunging prices and a relentless push from regional telecom carriers, IDC reports smartphone shipments accounted for more than half of Thailand’s mobile phone market for the first time in Q1 of 2014. Read Original Content

Consumer use of mobile health and fitness apps in the first half of 2014 is almost double that of the mobile platform market in general, according to mobile analytics and optimization vendor Flurry. Read Original Content

The mobile health market will grow eightfold over the course of the next decade, from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to a recent report from Lux Research. Read Original Content

ABI Research has projected wearable wireless medical device sales will surpass 100 million devices by 2016, while it is predicted wearable devices could be a $50 billion market by 2017. Read Original Content

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